From a Friend of McHenry County Blog:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was helping these four Illinois congressional candidates raise money.
Eric Sorensen is running in the 17th district against Esther Joy King in a highly competitive and open race where King has a huge cash advantage.
Underwood is the incumbent in the 14th; she faces Kendall County Chairman Scott Gryder in a district considered “leans Democratic.”
Nikki Budzinski is running for an open seat in the worm shaped 13th district against Regan Deering; the district leans Democratic.
Bill Foster is the incumbent in the 11th district; he is running against McHenry County’s own Catalina Lauf.
The 11th is considered the toughest of these four races for Republicans while the 17th is the toughest for Democrats.
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PELOSI’s POP-IN: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi headlined a fundraiser Sunday at Ivy Room at Tree Studios to support Reps. Bill Foster (IL-11) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) in their reelection bids and candidates, Nikki Budzinski running in IL-13 and Eric Sorensen in IL-17. According to Dave Wasserman and the Cook Political Report, Foster and Underwood will likely win their seats, Budzinski’s race leans Democrat, and Sorensen’s race is a toss-up that leans D.
Also spotted: Reps. Danny Davis and Jan Schakowsky, Democratic donor Fred Eychaner, 43rd Ward Committeewoman Lucy Moog, Office of Medicaid Innovation adviser Julie Hamos, Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr., JAC executive director Marcia Balonick, attorney Tony Romanucci, Democratic supporters Vicki Hood and Bill Hood, College of Optometry consultant Vince Brandys, marketing exec Carol Franczek and Mary Smith, the incoming president of the American Bar Association.